Definition of Procrustes in English:

Procrustes

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • A robber who forced travellers to lie on a bed and made them fit it by stretching their limbs or cutting off the appropriate length of leg. Theseus killed him in like manner.

Origin

From Greek prokroustēs, literally stretcher, from prokrouein beat out.

Pronunciation:

Procrustes

/prəʊˈkrʌstiːz/